Meditation on Enlightening the Path in Our Hearts
by Ven. Thubten Chodron©
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore
15 March 2008

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Part 1: [32 min] : Download

Setting motivation. ~ What is meditation and its purpose? ~ What is a proper motivation for meditating? ~ It’s very important to learn about meditation from somebody who knows how to meditate. Meditation is not day-dreaming. Nor is it spacing out.


Part 2: [27 min] : Download

Developing the three wisdoms: (1) the wisdom of hearing, (2) the wisdom of thinking/reflecting/contemplating, (3) the wisdom of meditation. ~ How to do a daily meditation practice. ~ Types of meditation.


Questions and answers [34 min] : Download

Questions asked:

  1. What is the meaning of Refuge and Taking the Five Precepts?
  2. We have a teenager who has ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. From a spiritual perspective, what are the karmic causes for it and how do we solve this issue?
  3. I have just broken up with my partner. When meditating, I’m distracted by thoughts of my partner, sadness, etc. What should I do?
  4. How do you deal with difficult colleagues and bosses at the workplace?
  5. Could you explain why life sometimes does not turn out the way we want it to? Is it related to our karma?

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